Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301813 v.2 Master of Science (Physiotherapy)


Course CRICOS Code: 043404B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research based higher degree develops research skills and advances knowledge in the discipline. Non-physiotherapists may be accepted into the program if the area of research is within the domain of expertise of the School of Physiotherapy.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A relevant degree with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 70 per cent or better or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with a SWA of less that 70 per cent will be required to undertake appropriate bridging units. Selection is based on academic performance, the potential to undertake research, professional references and an interview.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time study. The course is also available in part-time mode.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Director, Higher Degrees by Research, School of Physiotherapy. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research course to receive a related Professional Masters degree but rather have undertaken it as a requisitefor admission.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

99076 v.2   Masters Thesis - Physiotherapy


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Research Term 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Research Term 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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